*Free* Pattern Dorothy Doll


This Dorothy doll was a custom request for a retro-loving kid. Seriously, who doesn’t love this all-time classic movie?

Skill Level/Techniques used: This pattern is suitable for beginners. The dress uses tapestry crochet, but if you are at a beginner level, I suggest omitting the white completely and just working in sc around. Stitches used are single crochet, half double, double crochet and 5-bobble crochet for the thumb (skip the thumb if you prefer).

Materials Required:

Crochet hook to gauge of yarn (I used 3.5)

Yarn Needle

Fiber Fill Stuffing

stitch marker – can be very helpful

Medium worsted weight yarn in:

  • brown
  • skin tone
  • black
  • white
  • light pink
  • light blue
  • red


rd – round

hk – hook

ch- chain

sc – single crochet

sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together (also known as a decrease)

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

5dc-bobble – 5 double crochet bobble stitch

fsc – foundation single crochet. Alternatively, ch 1 extra stitch and sc down the ch

st – stitch

ea – each

fo – fasten off

sk – skip

sp – space

Beginning with the Head in brown and working in continuous rounds:

Rd 1: ch 2, 8sc in 2nd ch from hk (8)

Rd 2: 2 sc around (16)

Rd 3: (sc, 2sc) around (24)

Rd 4: (sc in 2, 2sc) around (32)

Rd 5: (sc in 3, 2sc) around (40)

Rd 6: (sc in 4, 2sc) around (48)

Rd 7: (sc in 5, 2sc) around (56)

Rd 8-12: sc around (56)

FO brown, Attach skin tone

Rd 13-20: sc around (56)

Rd 21: (sc in 5, sc2tog) around (48)

Rd 22-24: sc around (48)

Rd 25: (sc in 4, sc2tog) around (40)

Rd 26: sc around (40)

Rd 27: (sc in 3, sc2tog) around (32)

Continue working in rounds to create the neck:

Rd 28: (sc in 2, sc2tog) around (24)

Rd 29-30: sc around (24)

Note – if preferred, do the facial features now (pattern at bottom) or you can sew them on last like I did

Continue to the body (stuff as you go)

Rd 31: (sc in 2, 2sc) around (32)

Rd 32: sc around (32)

Rd 33: (sc in 3, 2sc) around (40)

Rd 34-47: sc around (40)

(underwear) Switch to white, FO skin tone

Rd 48-50: sc around (40)

sl st, FO. Finish stuffing.

Set aside the top half of Dorothy and create the legs and feet:

White socked feet: (make 2)

Rd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk (6)

Rd 2: 2 sc around (12)

Rd 3: (sc, 2sc) around (18)

Rd 4-7: sc around (18)

Switch to working in rows:

Row 1: sc in 16 (16)

Row 2-4: ch 1, turn, sc in 16 (16)


Now you will sl st down the side and work on creating the flap that will form the heel:

Row 1: ch 1, turn, sl st in 7, sc in 4

Row 2-5: ch 1, turn, sc in 4

Switch back to working in rounds to complete the top of the sock:

Rd 1: lift the heel flap to the top of the sock, ensuring the heights match. sc around (16)

Rd 2-5: sc around (16).

sl st, FO. Sew the holes closed on either side of the heel flap.

Legs: attach skin tone to the top of the sock (make 2)

Rd 1-19: sc around (16)

(underpants) switch to white/ fo skin tone:

Rd 20-23: sc around (16)

sl st, FO. Stuff socks and legs.

Sew to the bottom of the body, leaving the 4 center stitches unworked. Sew the stitches between both legs closed

Arms in skin tone: (make 2)

Rd 1: ch 2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hk (6)

Rd 2: 2sc around (12)

Rd 3: sc around (12)

Rd 4: (sc, 2sc) around (18)

Rd 5: sc around (18)

Rd 6: (creates thumb): sc, 5dc-bobble, sc in 16 (18)

Rd 7: sc around (18)

Rd 8: (sc, sc2tog) around (12)

Rd 9-28: sc around (12)

Stuff, sl st, fo and sew to body

Ruby Red slippers in red: (make 2)

Rd 1: ch 12, sc in 10, 3 sc in last st, turn to work in the foundation of ch, sc in 9, 3sc in last st (25)

Rd 2: sc in 5, hdc in 5, 2hdc, 3hdc, 2hdc, hdc in 5, sc in 5, 3sc in 2 (33)

Rd 3: sc in 11, (2sc, sc)x3, sc in 11, 2sc, sc in 2, 2sc, sc (38)

Rd 4: sc around (38)

Rd 5: sc in 11, (sc2tog)x4, sc in 19 (34)

Rd 6: sc in 10 (sc2tog)x4, sc in 16 (30)

Rd 7: sc in 21, hdc in 9 (30)

sl st, FO, and sew onto the foot

Shoe Strap in red:

Row 1: ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in next 11 ch. Fo and sew across the foot to either side of the shoe.

The shirt will be sewn directly onto Dorothy – in white:

Rd 1: ch 49, sl st closed, sc around (49) (ensure fit around Dorothy)

Rd 2-17: sc around (49) sl st, FO

Sew the shirt to the body so that the top of the shirt is directly beneath her arms and the bottom attaches to the underwear

Shirt Collar:

Row 1: In white: ch 40, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in next 38 ch (39)

Row 2: fo white, switch to blue: sc across (39)

Row 3: fo blue, switch to white: sc across (39) sl st FO

Sew the collar around the neck and to the shirt, sewing around the arms, so that the collar also acts as the beginning of a sleeve

Sleeve in white: (make 2)

Rd 1: fsc 14, sl st closed (make sure it does not twist)

Rd 2: 2sc around (28)

Rd 3: dc around (28)

Rd 4: sc in 28

Rd 5: sc2tog (14). sl st, FO

Edging: Rd 1: Attach blue to the foundation ch of rd 1 and sc around (14)

Rd 2: Fo blue, switch to white, sc around (14).

sl st, FO. sleeves should look puffed. sew the puffed end around the arm to the shirt, so that the blue side is closest to the hand

Dress: begin with blue (note the dress is not sewn to Dorothy and can be removed)

Rd 1: ch 51, sc in 50, sl st closed

If desired, use tapestry crochet to create a white and blue checkered appearance:

Rd 2-9: sc around, alternating white in blue in 2 stitches (50)

Rd 10: Fo white. sc around (50)

Rd 11: ch 3, 2dc, ch 1, (sk 1 sc, 3dc in next sc, ch 1) around, sl st to top of ch 3 sp

Rd 12-14: ch 3, 2dc, ch 1, (3dc in ch 1-sp, ch 1) around (don’t worry about the number of stitches – we want the dress to flow out)

Rd 15: hdc in each st and ch 1 sp around

Rd 16: FO blue, reattach white, sc around

Top of dress Edging

Reattach blue to the top of the dress and sc around (50). sl st, FO

Straps in blue:

fsc 20, sew to the front and back of dress, leaving approx 9 center stitches between straps.


Eyes in black (make 2)

Rd 1: ch 2, 6sc in 2nd ch form hk. sl st closed and FO. Sew on a white twinkle. Sew eyes to face and embroider lashes

Eyebrows: embroider with brown

Smile: embroider in pink

Nose: embroider in skin tone

Cheeks in pink (make 2)

Rd 1: ch 2, 5sc in 2nd ch form hk (5)

Rd 2: 2sc around (10). sl st, fo and sew to face

Hair in brown:

Cut long strands of brown yarn. Attach hair by knotting it to the head. Work from the beginning of the brown part of her head to approx half way down the back of her head and give her a center part. Braid on either side of the part and tie with a blue yarn


ensure all your loose ends are weaved in

Voila – now your little one can cuddle her Dorthy Doll while you watch the Wizard of Oz!

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